I'm a working mom who works 3 days/wk, 12 hrs/day. On the days I'm home I nurse full time. On the days I work, I nurse right before leaving home and right after I get home. I also pump 3 times (every 4 hrs) while at work.
I used to get 12-14oz when pumping, but this last week I've only been able to get 8-9oz. My son (12 weeks old) eats 4oz every 4 hrs when bottle fed. He nurses about every 4 hours when we're together.
Also, this last week he's been super fussy at the breast. Flailing, arching his back, barely nursing, etc. We went to the pedi today and ruled out illness. However, my son has lost weight since his 2 month check-up a month ago. Now we're trying to rule out reflux issues, and we go back for a weight check next Monday.
Nursing sessions are horrific and I usually end up in tears since my son puts up such a fight. I do NOT want to give up breastfeeding. I went down that road with my daughter when she was 2 mos (low supply issues) and I felt a lot of guilt for a long time. I thought we were off to a great start this time, and now this happens.
I restarted Fenugreek (5000mg/day) yesterday and I eat oatmeal daily, as well as drink plenty of water. Is there anything else I can do? I'm sure the stress and anxiety I feel with this issue doesn't help any!